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May 27, 2015, 12:55 PM

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Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Comcast, investor in Vox Media and Recode, could end up buying them both  —  Vox on the block.  —  Before Vox Media struck a deal to buy Recode, the two digital publishers already had something in common: Comcast, which has invested in both companies and could end up owning them outright.
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Vox Media acquires Re/code in all-stock deal, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher to stay at Re/code after merger  —  Vox Media Acquiring ReCode  —  ReCode, the news website led by the veteran journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, is being acquired by Vox Media, a deal that reflects …
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Obama administration sides with Oracle in Supreme Court fight with Google over copyrighted Java APIs  —  Let Oracle own API's, Justice Dept tells top court in surprise filing  —  The right of companies to use key elements of computer code, known as application programming interfaces (API's) …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
New iOS bug crashes Messages app and reboots iPhones when a specific string of text is received via iMessage or SMS  —  New iOS Bug Crashing iPhones Simply by Receiving a Text Message [Includes Fix]  —  A new bug has been discovered in the Messages app, allowing a string of characters sent …
Mary Meeker / KPCB:
Slides: Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report for 2015  —  2015 Internet Trends  —  KPCB's Mary Meeker presents the 2015 Internet Trends report, 20 years after the inaugural “The Internet Report” was first published in 1995.  Since then, the number of Internet users has risen from 35 million in 1995 to more than 2.8 billion today.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Interview with Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel: Snapchat is planning an IPO, has 100M daily active users  —  Snapchat's Evan Spiegel Takes the Stage at Code Conference (Liveblog)  — Snapchat considering changing or eliminating push-to-view feature.  — Not entertaining any acquisition possibilities.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple replaces problematic OS X networking process discoveryd with mDNSResponder in new beta  —  Apple drops discoveryd in latest OS X beta following months of network issues  —  After many complaints from the developer community about poor networking performance on Yosemite …
Dashiell Bennett / Bloomberg Business:
Brick and mortar retailer Hot Topic to buy ThinkGeek parent company Geeknet for $122M in cash and stock  —  One of the Biggest Tech IPOs of All Time Is Getting Bought by a Teen Clothing Store  —  From hardware company to e-tailer  —  Hot Topic, the fashion staple of suburban malls everywhere …
Stephen Ohlemacher / Associated Press:
IRS says hackers gained access to tax returns, other info of more than 100K taxpayers by targeting “Get Transcript” service and using SSNs, birth dates, more  —  APNewsBreak: IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Thieves used an online service provided …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
US judge says Yahoo must face class action lawsuit alleging it illegally intercepted emails to improve ads  —  Yahoo must face email spying class action: U.S. judge  —  A U.S. judge ordered Yahoo Inc to face a nationwide class-action lawsuit accusing it of illegally intercepting the content …
Leo Kelion / BBC:
Google Play to include country-specific age ratings for apps from external rating authorities  —  Google Play revamps its Android apps' age ratings  —  Google is passing over control of app ratings in its Play store to an independent organisation  —  Later this week, Google Play will revamp the way it rates apps.

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